Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (20): Carnival of Souls

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine in which we showcase upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.

Carnival of Souls
by Melissa Marr
Release Date: September 4, 2012

Goodreads Synopsis:

In a city of daimons, rigid class lines separate the powerful from the power-hungry. And at the heart of The City is the Carnival of Souls, where both murder and pleasure are offered up for sale. Once in a generation, the carnival hosts a deadly competition that allows every daimon a chance to join the ruling elite. Without the competition, Aya and Kaleb would both face bleak futures--if for different reasons. For each of them, fighting to the death is the only way to try to live.

All Mallory knows of The City is that her father--and every other witch there--fled it for a life in exile in the human world. Instead of a typical teenage life full of friends and maybe even a little romance, Mallory scans quiet streets for threats, hides herself away, and trains to be lethal. She knows it's only a matter of time until a daimon finds her and her father, so she readies herself for the inevitable. While Mallory possesses little knowledge of The City, every inhabitant of The City knows of her. There are plans for Mallory, and soon she, too, will be drawn into the decadence and danger that is the Carnival of Souls.

From Melissa Marr, bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely series and "Graveminder," comes a brand-new tale of lush secrets, dark love, and the struggle to forge one's own destiny.

Why I'm Waiting:

It's a carnival of SOULS
How cool does that sound?!?
Add in a fantastically delicious and seductive sounding synopsis and I'm hooked! 
Although I've heard some iffy things about the author's previous books, I'm incredibly psyched for this amazing sounding book.

So what are y'all waiting on this fine Wednesday? Be sure to let me know in the comments below! 

All the best


  1. I featured this one a couple of weeks ago! It does sound incredibly awesome, I can't wait to get myself a copy!

    My WoW

  2. Love the cover for this one! I wasn't a huge fan of the Wicked Lovely series but I think this one has serious potential. :) Great pick!

  3. I can't wait for this one! I mean it's Melissa Marr! Enough said!
    WoW at Libby Blog

  4. Great choice, I feel the same way about a new Melissa Marr novel :)

  5. Great pick! I have yet to read any of Melissa Marr's novels. I definitely want to read this one though. :)

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. I love all of her books. Great pick.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  7. Awesome pick! I loved Melissa Marr's other books so I'm really excited for this one! And it sounds amazing!!!

    My WoW


  8. Great choice! I'm looking forward to reading this on too :)


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